Bionic ISO installer too wide for 800x600

Bug #1750278 reported by Ray Satiro
This bug affects 7 people
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am trying to install a preview of Bionic 2018-02-14 in a VMware Workstation virtual machine, Windows 7 x64 host. The guest is set to auto fit and is sized 800x600. I do not see a way to change it in workstation, or ubuntu during this installation phase. The installer from the ISO uses wide windows in the configuration phase when it expects interaction from the user, and those windows are wider than 800x600. The problem with that is often one cannot see the full contents of the window or the 'Continue' button without manually moving the window. However the progress windows after that phase fit in 800x600. I've uploaded a screenshot of a window that is too wide.

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Ray Satiro (raysatiro) wrote :
description: updated
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affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote (last edit ):

Please note the MINIMUM specifications for Ubuntu Desktop has been 1024x768 resolution since before Ubuntu 17.10, so 800x600 is below the recommended minimums for Ubuntu Desktop.

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Seong-ho Cho (darkcircle-0426) wrote (last edit ):

Chris Guiver / (desktop) had no problem, but problem is revealed in 20.04.3.
is there something plan to fix? I have experience that window and messages' padding is vertically wider

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Karl Kastner (kastner-karl) wrote :

The minimum specifications suck, as Ubuntu defaults to 800x600 sometimes when the appropriate graphics drivers are not loaded. I remember brand new laptops where the live CD just booted in low resolution, and I had to navigate through the installation menu by hitting tab and enter by mere guess, because the buttons were out of frame.

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